I loved hosting Food ‘n Flix this month, and was happy to share one of my most favorite movies with several who had not seen it, and those who love it like I do. We had some delicious participation this month, great inspirations from the movie Big Night!
First up, Tina from Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor:
Tina shares a delicious Prima Seafood and Rice Medley – if you have watched the movie, you will understand that Tina made this specifically to include “seafood you can see” which is a nod to one of the many funny scenes and a fresh and light inspiration!
Following next is Eliot of Eliot’s Eats:
Risotto Primavera. Eliot’s colorful and fresh adaptation looks authentic and comforting – just as it should be. Eliot enjoyed the movie and its many great quotes, like Primo saying “To eat good food is to be close to God.”
Indeed, Primo, indeed.
Heather made the Risotto Bianco (…e rosso o verde) in the colors of the Italian flag, as made in the movie! I have always wanted to make this one, so I’m happy to have a recipe to follow. Heather’s recipe looks and sounds delicious.
Our next recipe is from Sarah, of Well Dined:
Sarah’s creation is also inspired by the Italian flag, a Tricolore Lasagna. By using artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and cream cheese, Sarah has combined some of my favorite ingredients into a great looking dish!
Then we have dinner and dessert from Culinary Adventures with Camilla:
Camilla made a timpano! Complete with fennel pollen in both the dough and the meatballs, this sounds like a flavorful dish!
Watching the movie, Camilla was waiting for the dessert that never appeared (I was too, Camilla). She made the smart move of adding a dessert, a flavorful and pretty affogato:
Deb from Kahakai Kitchen is up next:
Deb’s contribution is Pappardelle & Mushrooms – I want to watch the movie again while enjoying this dish! Deb, you had me at fresh cremini mushroom sauce…
…and rounding out the event was my timpano:
We really had fun making that one, and I have a few ideas for different flavors, so you will be seeing the timpano again! Thank you to everyone who participated – you all made my first month of hosting a fun one!